Books I’m Looking Forward to Reading in 2015

I love daydreaming about future books I want to read. My to-be-read list is crazy long, but there are still certain books that I *know* I’ll get to. Some of those can’t-wait-to-get-them books that are releasing in 2015 (or late enough in 2014 that I haven’t gotten to them) include:

Nonfiction

SavorSavor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You AreSavor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are by Shauna Niequist by Shauna Niequist

I don’t really like devotionals generally, but I love her books Bread & Wine and Bittersweet so much that I think I’m going to have to give this one a try.

Pioneer GirlPioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder, edited by Pamela Smith Hill

I love the Little House series, and am looking forward to this look at Wilder’s life beyond the sculpted-into-a-story aspects of her novels.

As You WishAs You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess BrideAs You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes by Cary Elwes

I love the book, and the movie, so a book about the movie? Plus book club is reading The Princess BrideThe Princess Bride: An Illustrated Edition of S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman this year, and this will be a fun supplement as I reread the novel. And perhaps watch the movie too. Again. For the umpteenth time.

Searching for SundaySearching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the ChurchSearching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans by Rachel Held Evans

I’ve enjoyed her previous books quite a bit, so I expect that I’ll like this one as much. She’s always thought-provoking, in a very good way, and this topic hits close to home for me.

The Story of ScienceThe Story of Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang TheoryThe Story of Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory by Susan Wise Bauer by Susan Wise Bauer

Put this in the “tentatively planning on reading” category. If it’s too dry or technical I’ll pass, but I’m going on the assumption it’ll be like her history books in which case I expect to enjoy it.

Fiction

historical fiction

The War that Saved My LifeThe War that Saved My LifeThe War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

I’ve enjoyed some of her books in the past, and this sounds like a fascinating take on the evacuation of children from London during WWII. My only hesitation with it is it may be a bit too tear-jerking for me right now, but I’ll give it a try.

Blue BirdsBlue BirdsBlue Birds by Caroline Starr Rose by Caroline Starr Rose

I loved her book May B, so I’m excited to read this one, set on Roanoke Island in the 16th century. (She also has a picture book coming out that I’ll look for: Over in the Wetlands: A Hurricane-on-the-Bayou Story)

Fun Fantasy

FairestFairest: Levana’s StoryFairest: The Lunar Chronicles: Levana's Story by Marissa Meyer (#3.5 in the Lunar Chronicles series) & Winter (#4 in the series) by Marissa Meyer

I have loved this series so much. Start with the first, Cinder, and then read Scarlet and Cress – this isn’t a series to jump into mid-stream.

Another one not to start mid-series is Manners & Mutiny (Finishing School #4) by Gail Carriger. Begin with the first, Etiquette & Espionage, and see if you like Steampunk. There’s no cover yet to share on it, but it’s supposed to release late in the year. I do hope it’s not delayed…

Mysteries

As Chimeny Sweepers Come to DustThe Flavia de Luce / Buckshaw series by Alan Bradley

I’m behind on the series, so in addition to the new title releasing in 2014 I have earlier books too to finish – I’ve got #4, I Am Half-Sick of ShadowsI Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia de Luce Mystery, Book 4) by Alan Bradley, #5, Speaking from Among the BonesSpeaking from Among the Bones: A Flavia de Luce Novel (Flavia de Luce Mystery, Book 5) by Alan Bradley, #6, The Dead in Their Vaulted ArchesThe Dead in Their Vaulted Arches: A Flavia de Luce Novel (Flavia de Luce Mystery, Book 6) by Alan Bradley, and the upcoming #7 As Chimney Sweepers Come to DustAs Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: A Flavia de Luce Novel (Flavia de Luce Mystery, Book 7) by Alan Bradley. There’s also The Curious Case of the Copper CorpseThe Curious Case of the Copper Corpse: A Flavia de Luce Story by Alan Bradley, a short story that just released. I may grab it if I end up needing still more Flavia.

The Witch Hunter’s TaleThe Witch Hunter’s Tale: A Midwife MysteryThe Witch Hunter's Tale: A Midwife Mystery (The Midwife's Tale) by Sam Thomas by Sam Thomas

I’ve liked his books The Midwife’s Tale and The Harlot’s Tale, and I love the setting for this series.

A new Kate Morton!

No cover to reveal, or plot to share, but the as-yet-untitled novelUntitled #5 by Kate Morton to be published in September. At least I assume it’s on track to be published then even if it is untitled – it’s already listed for pre-order, so I guess they’re confident it’ll be releasing on time! Something tells me it might turn into a book club pick for 2016, so I may hold off on reading it until we make our picks for then.

For more peeks at what people are reading, head over to Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Quick Lit link-up!

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Comments

  1. A new Kate Morton?! Oh yay! I didn’t realize that she had a new one coming–it’ll be hard to wait until September!

    • I know! And I feel like I’m stalking her Goodreads & Amazon pages, to see if it’s been updated with a title or cover yet. 🙂

  2. Definitely looking forward to Fairest and Winter! I tried 3 times to start Cinder and just couldn’t get into it (fairy tales with cyborgs???) but when it stuck, I was totally hooked.

    • I’m so glad you stuck with it and loved it – it is one that the description of fairy tales + cyborgs does not do it justice!

  3. This is a great list–I’m thrilled that Morton has one coming out this year! I’m picking up Pioneer Girl up at my library tonight; can’t wait to get started on it.

    • Have you started Pioneer Girl? How is it? I love the description of it, but am only hoping that the book lives up to my expectations.

  4. I hope you get to them all! I need to put the LIW and SWB books on my list. Thanks!

  5. I am so excited about all of these!! (Except the last one, that was new to me.) 2015 is going to be a great year for books.

  6. These books all sound so amazing! I didn’t know Niequist had a devotional; that is so awesome!

  7. All of these choices look great! Thanks for the suggestions. I’m hoping to make a tiny dent in to my ever increasing TBR next year.

  8. I’m also keen to read RHE’s new book AND the new Kate Morton (that was news to me!)
    The one you mention above, The War that Saved My Life, made me think of Morton’s The Distant Hours.

  9. Oh! I love lists like this- will be adding to my tbr list now!

  10. Ohhh great list! As You Wish is definitely on my wish list as well.

  11. I added your list to my collection of end of the year book lists at my blog Semicolon. Thanks for the recommendations. I’m definitely going to check on some of your choices.

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